Major technology companies such as Google and Facebook have made it mandatory for all employees to be vaccinated before returning to office later this year.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a memo, “Anyone who comes to work on our campus will need to be vaccinated. We are launching this policy in the United States next week and will expand to other regions in the coming months.
In a note, Pichai encouraged everyone to get vaccinated, saying, “Vaccination is one of the most important ways to keep yourself and our communities healthy in the months ahead.”
Google has announced an extension of the work-to-home policy for all of its offices worldwide until October 18th.
Pichai said that if there is a change in work plan from the workplace, Google will notify employees at least 30 days before the offices reopen.
Following Google, Facebook also makes it mandatory for every employee who comes to the office to get vaccinated. “As our offices reopen, we will need to vaccinate anyone who comes to work on any of our U.S. campuses,” said Laurie Golar, vice president of People at Facebook.
“How we implement this policy will depend on local conditions and regulations,” Golar said. We will have a procedure for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons and our approach will be evaluated in other areas as the situation changes. We continue to work with experts to ensure everyone returns to our office with health and safety a priority.
Earlier this month, Apple extended its work from Home Policy for All Employees to October 2021. Earlier, the tech giant extended the work from the home structure until September of this year.
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